NewsWhy I Chose Nigeria Over England – Alex Iwobi Published 7 months agoon May 20, 2018By GoalBall Alex Iwobi has said it has not been easy to leave England, his place of birth, to play for Nigeria. However, Super Eagles star appreciated Nigeria for encouraging him and not making him regret the decision.Iwobi featured for England’s U16, U17, and U18 sides before switching allegiance to Nigeria in 2015. The 22-year-old, a nephew of Super Eagles legend Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, said, “It wasn’t easy for me picking Nigeria over England giving the fact that I was born and brought up in England given the good care and treatment I got. However, Nigeria gave me a good reason to stay on when I made my first call-up at the U23. I was made to feel at home and wanted. My family is from here and I had no reason not to take up the offer.”Iwobi was named among the regulars in Coach Gernot Rohr’s provisional 30-man squad for the tournament released some days back.The Arsenal star, however, said that he has not set any personal targets ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.He said, “I’m happy to be in the 30-man provisional World Cup squad and look forward to making my first appearance. As a team we have not set any targets for ourselves and for me personally I am just excited like any kid going to his first World Cup.” More Topics:Alex Iwobinews Advertisement What Others Are Reading “Sell Iwobi to Ipswich” – frustrated Arsenal fans react to 3-2 loss CAF Awards 2018: Alex Iwobi tops list of African best player Alex Iwobi Talks on How he almost quit Arsenal 2018 CAF Awards: Complete list of nominees and categories Musa, Iwobi, Oshoala Shortlisted For 2018 African Best Player Award Pundit Absolves Alex Iwobi For Bournemouth’s Goal, Names Player at fault Advertisement LatestPopularVideos Leagues and Cups10 hours agoSuper Eagles defender Stephen Eze stirs Lokomotiv Plodiv To First Win News10 hours agoMourinho Claims Manchester United’s Problem Started With David Moyes Premier League10 hours ago“Sell Iwobi to Ipswich” – frustrated Arsenal fans react to 3-2 loss News12 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria Leagues and Cups13 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League20 hours agoLiverpool vs Manchester United: Salah Threatens Mourinho News12 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria News20 hours agoYakubu Ayegbeni Buys Wife Range Rover SUV [PHOTOS] Leagues and Cups13 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League14 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss Premier League14 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss News2 days agoModric Slams Ronaldo And Messi for snubbing Ballon D’Or 2018 Ceremony News2 days agoSalah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award Again Women's World Cup2 days agoFrance Women’s World Cup: NFF Secure Austria Camp For Falcons Leagues and Cups3 days agoAfrica U-20 Cup of Nations: Flying Eagles Drawn Against South Africa Advertisement My Tweets Want to Buy Cheap Data Bundle, Buy Cheap Airtime, Send Bulk SMS, Pay Cable TV Subscription, Transfer Money, Print Recharge PIN, or Convert Airtime To Data? >> >> CLICK HERE to get started!